Les Bains Paris
What We Love
- The Les Bains boutique across the street, a concept store selling fabulous French products like La Planche à Roulettes skateboards and Aedle headphones
- Generously sized bath products from Le Labo, a cult brand from New York
- The building’s storied history: Bowie, Warhol, and Jagger partied here when it was a nightclub, as did Marcel Proust when it was a private bathhouse in the 19th century
What To Know
- Ask for a room with a balcony; not all have one
- Party animals, take heart: breakfast is served until 3 p.m. and dinner until midnight
- There’s still a nightclub and swimming pool, just like in the old days, but they’re much smaller and located in the basement
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the heart of Le Marais, this legendary former nightclub was reborn as a boutique hotel thanks to the work of architect Vincent Bastie and of-the-moment designers Tristan Auer and Denis Montel. The space’s rock-n-roll legacy lives on in the red lacquer pillars, the distressed leather sofas, and the Philippe Starck-designed mosaic dance floor, while the stained glass windows of the Salon Chinois and curved, bulbous ceiling of the bar recall the years when it was a playground for bohemians. Today, the 39 rooms are almost unbearably chic, with rust-colored velvet sofas inspired by Warhol, plenty of shelves (stocked with the occasional Joy Division record), and robin’s egg blue telephones. Bathrooms all have heated floors—welcome during those chilly Paris winters—while the upper suites feature private steam rooms and terraces with outdoor showers. No less now than in the 1980s (or 1880s), this is a spot to see and be seen, so it’s fitting that the bar, restaurant, and club all still draw a fashionable crowd.
In the Area
Les Bains is just one in a clutch of glorious 17th-century buildings on a romantic street in one of Paris’s most aristocratic old districts where many of the most popular sights are a short walk away: the ancient and beautiful public square Place des Vosges, the Temple du Marais church, and the Place de la Bastille, where the prison once stood. The hotel has its own art collection, but it’s also close to some of the city’s best museums, most notably the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso. Le Marais was the city’s Jewish quarter, so head to the Rue de Rosiers for some authentic Jewish food, and then to the Rue Vieille du Temple, chockablock with trendy cocktail bars and gay clubs. The nearest subway stop, Étienne Marcel, is a three-minute walk away.
How to Get There
I was hosting afternoon cocktails for 30 ppl on a Saturday in May. While I was scheduled to have the soiree at Hotel National Arts et Metiers, they were absolutely not accommodating and basically told us to leave - I had 5 minutes to find a new venue and we came to Le Bains. They went ABOVE and BEYOND to show us the most fabulous time - We ended up dancing, drinking, laughing, enjoying piano - everything I could have dreamed for. I picked up the bill. I so wish I could go back to the Hotel National Arts et Metiers and, like Pretty Woman, wave my credit card receipt and tell them "BIG MISTAKE", Cest La Vie!
Best location, very convenient to reach all trendy places.
Super intelligent personal and friendly
I had the best experiense and each time I' coming back the service becomes better and better
Hotel was beautiful and in a good location. Our room was big with a beautiful balcony and the restaurant was very unique with a fun bar. We would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Paris and would go back. Thank you Les Bains!
We had a really lovely time in this beautiful hotel. The staff were so welcoming and helpful and made us feel at home. The decor is exquisite, the facilities first class, altogether a fantastic stay so will definitely come back again.
Beautiful hotel with cozy room and beautiful bathroom quiet even though there is a club downstairs
The staff is very helpful the restaurant onsite is convenient and quite good
It is close to major museum